Introduction

View a list of projects that were successful in the DOC Community Fund 2014 funding round.

The total amount funded for all regions is $8,573,142.00 (excluding GST).

If you were a successful DOC Community Fund applicant in 2014, you need to provide progress reports on your project

Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Atuanui Restoration Project Manaia Properties Ltd Warkworth 113,526.00 To develop and maintain an intensive pest and predator control programme on Atuanui Mt Auckland enabling release of Kiwi in Atuanui and its buffer zone.
Restoration of Motutapu Motutapu Restoration Trust Auckland 156,522.00 To employ a full time manager to introduce a new governance model designed to achieve a financially self sustaining and independent state to work alongside multiple stakeholders. 
Coastal Broadleaf Biodiversity Restoration Brian and Alison Walker and Whanau Auckland 23,982.00 To enhance the natural diversity of a coastal broadleaf forest through pest control and replanting native flora amongst existing native trees on Great Barrier Island.
Petrel project-O'Neill and Waitakere Bays Professor Richard Bellamy and Dr Karen Colgan (KAG) Auckland   5,529.00 For mainland stoat control to protect colonies of endemic birds breeding on adjacent island sites near O'Neil Bay, West Auckland.
Kohekohe Gully Project Maskell Trust Auckland   4,348.00 To protect a rare stand of kohekoe trees located in a steep forest gully wetland which is currently grazed by cattle. Funding for fencing work to proceed winter-summer 2014-2015 to prevent cattle destoying the native trees. Planting the outer fringe to further protect the forest from wind etc.
Kaupapa Tamaoho learning units promoting conservation Ngati Tamaoho Learning Units Promoting Conservation Auckland 55,000.00 To design and trial 26 learning units (in addition to the initial three being piloted) for use in early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools, based on a Tamaoho worldview.
Tiritiri Matangi Education Programme for Schools Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Incorporated Auckland 40,290.00 To inspire the next generation of conservationists by showing what can be achieved when communities join together in the name of protecting and sustaining our endangered natural heritage.
Motuihe Trust Operations Manager  Motuihe Trust Incorporated Charitable Trust Auckland 35,000.00 To employ a resident manager on Motuihe Islands to advocate, manage and enhance conservation values. 
Kotuku Peninsula Restoration Kotuku Peninsula Charitable Trust Auckland 60,008.00 Pest control and restoration of habitat to improve native biodiversity assets and provide experiential educational learning opportunities.
Eco rodent management Motukaikoura Trust Auckland 15,870.00 Conservation management of Motukaikoura (535ha), focussing on major rat infestation the suppression and removal of which will enable ecosystem restoration.
Growing Kaitiakitanga in conservation in marine reserves and whenua rahui Manuhiri Kaitiaki Charitable Trust Warkworth 92,478.00 Seeking funding to grow Ngati Manuhiri involvement in conservation thereby raising the awareness of their mana and kaitiakitanga of taonga in the rohe.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Providing a blueprint for community-based restoration of difficult sand dune sites Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand Hamilton 135,000.00 To restore severely degraded coastal dunes at difficult sites on the east and west coasts. 
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park Tui 2000 Inc Hamilton 91,500.00 To restore planting in accordance with the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park Operative Management Plan 2011.
Waikato Tradescantia Biological Control QEII National Trust Hamilton 30,000.00 Seeking funding for the release of tradescantia biological control agent to combat rampant and destructive Tradescantia fluminensis which threatens the ecological integrity of six covenants in the Waikato.
Nurturing Te Tamariki o Tangaroa: Marine reserves for the Bay of Islands Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc, through its marine reserves campaign Fish Forever Kerikeri 25,197.00 To support the next phase of the campaign for the establishment of marine reserves in the Bay of Islands. This includes responding to objections, attend public meeting and report on discussions, and keep the MoC up to date on the progress. 
Oho Mai Puketi Puketi Forest Trust Bay of Islands 111,500.00 To support the Puketi Forest Trusts objectives over the next three years. These objectives include completing the transfer of kokako from Mataraua to Puketi, upgrading, installation and servicing of predator control methods, new and existing, and contribute to maintenance of trap lines. 
Lake Ngatu Margins Management The Bushland Trust Whangarei 39,739.00 To tackle the proliferation of new fast growing weeds on the margins of Lake Ngatu. Initial efforts will target the northern and western margin of the lake minimising future weed growth and enhancing the capability for regeneration of native flora and fauna. 
Captain James Cook Memorial Lower Waihou River Paeroa and District Historic Society Incorporated Hauraki 9,183.00 To produce an educational park with full details of the visit and its significance.
Project Paeko Bream Head Conservation Trust Whangarei 163,972.00 For the next phase of their five year strategic ecological restoration plan in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve. Funding would go towards the reintroductions of locally extinct fauna. 
Scoping for potential kokako translocation to Mt Pirongia Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society Inc  Hamilton 15,000.00 Scoping for potential translocation of kokako to Mt Pirongia, part of their former range and an area receiving intensive pest control. The main objective is return a species once present on the maunga. 
Translocations of the grey-faced petrels / oi Friends of Motu Matakohe-Limestone Island Society Inc. Whangarei 19,652.00 Seeking funds for supplementary translocation of Pterodroma macroptera gouldi (oi, grey-faced petrels).
Coromandel Kauri Dieback Forum Kauri 2000 Trust Hauraki 49,565.00 To establish a community based forum/action group to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback on the Coromandel Pensinsula. This will be achieved through the employment of a coordinator to raise levels of awareness and induce changes in behaviour to reduce the risk to kauri.
Funding for Operations Manager Whenuakiwi Trust Whenuakiwi Trust t/a Whenuakite Kiwi Care Group Hauraki 21,739.00 For a contractor to continue an existing project that begun in 2000 to protect kiwi and their habitat in the Whenuakite and surrounding area. Our objective is to protect all native flora and fauna focusing initially on Coromandel North Island brown kiwi.
Whakahaere - The Way Forward Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust Hamilton 260,870.00 To catch up overdue work programmes, implementing new work programmes to add value and generate income, and to maintain existing work streams. The funding will also contribute to the maintenance and monitoring of the 47km pest-proof fence that is crucial to the Maungatautari ecological mainland island. 
Ngati Rehia Taiao Kaitiaki Ngati Rehia Russell 78,261.00 To cover the associated costs of employing a trapper / project coordinator to enhance and restore areas in their rohe with ecological and historical heritage  
National Wetland Trust National Wetland Trust of New Zealand Hamilton 51,930.00 To continue predator control with the purchase of hardware, bait, professional support, and a project manager/community facilitator establishing a community care group.
Warawara 5 Year Pest Management Project Te Runanga o Te Rarawa Kaitaia 287,408.00 To cover the costs of trappers to continue pest control thereby halting the decline of the ecologically important Warawara Forest. 
Implementation of Te Tangi o Te Ata Mainland Island Transitional Management Plan Guardians of the Bay of Islands Incorporated Bay of Islands 80,400.00 For the management of the community driven Te Tangi o Te Ata project of mainland island restoration. Primary associated costs are around project management and training programmes for the locals who will become the managers, administrators and field workers.
Professional Trapper - Mustelids Puketotara River Kiwicare Group Bay of Islands 920.00 An integrated pest management approach to reduce predators in the remnant bush areas of the Puketotara Stream which is a kiwi breeding habitat.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Te Ara Piko Pathway Restoration Planting  Rotary Club of Plimmerton Wellington 10,295.00 For a restoration nursery to grow plants that will be planted around the perimeter pathway of the Pauatahanui Inlet. 
Baring Head Biodiversity Action Plan Friends of Baring Head Charitable Trust Wellington 80,000.00 For the protection and enhancement of biodiversity values such as native flora and fauna in the lower region of the Wainuiomata River. This will be achieved by fencing off ecologically significant areas, removal of stock grazing and through the introduction of predator and weed control. 
Maraetotara river restoration project Maraetotara Tree Trust Hawke's Bay 130,435.00 To continue restoration and protection work of 43km (86km two sides) of the Maraetotora River. The aim is to create a green corridor along the length of the river to provide habitat for native flora and fauna. 
Lindsay Bush Restoration Forest & Bird, Central Hawke's Bay Branch Hawke's Bay 9,403.00 To continue the level of weed and animal pest control for the next three years with the use of contractors to be able to achieve the tasks.
Mawaihakona Stream Restoration Friends of Mawaihakona Stream Wellington 6,510.00 Seeking funding so that a trial section of the Mowaihakona Stream can be cleared of willows and other non-native flora then replanted with natives of the Hutt Valley streamside environment. 
Whareroa Farm Reserve. Ti Kouka/Rocks Trust Whareroa Guardians Community Trust Inc. Wellington 4,948.00 To fund stiles, markers, and signs on the proposed 1.6km Ti Kouka/Rocks Track located on the Whareroa Farm Reserve
South West Chatham coastal restoration project Tuanui Family Trust Chatham Island 329,705.00 Building a 1.2km predator proof fence enabling the restoration of a seabird driven coastal  community in South West Main Chatham. At present the endemic seabird communities are on off shore predator free islands not accessible to many Chatham Islanders.
Tieki Te Taiao o Te Takiwa Hikurangi Takiwa Trust Gisborne 72,174.00 The hapu trust is a collective of whanau members representing the six marae within the Te Atianga-a-Mate/Te Aowera rohe promoting environmental protection initiatives to help restore natural habitat for flora and fauna within the hapu. 
Kumutoto Society for Conservation Biology (Victoria University Chapter) Wellington 1,829.00 An ecological restoration and cultural revitalisation project that is aiming to restore the forest through tree planting, stream conservation and restoration, and flora and fauna pest management. The cultural revitalisation includes highlighting Maori features of the forest, researching the historical and cultural significance of the area, as well as teaching cultural practices surrounding traditional Maori use of the forest.
Joining the dots: Phase 1 of a community-driven plan to enhance biodiversity on Wellington's doorstep Rimutaka Forest Park Charitable Trust Wellington 61,036.00 Funding will be used to purchase and install more than 200 self setting traps and 70 DOC 250 ferret traps and employ a contracted project coordinator to manage the scheme. 
"Ko Kopututea te putanga ki waho" (Kopututea is the passage to the sea) Kopututea 1 & 2 Trust Gisborne 4,348.00 Restoring at least six block areas of "dunescape" of Kopututea using weeding and pest eradication, re-planting programme. 
Planting Project Maraetara Farming Company Ltd Hawke's Bay 10,550.00 To complement the 5000 trees already planted with the help of HB Regional Council and the Holt family on the hillside/cliffs bounding the Ahuriri Estuary which is an important wildlife sanctuary.  
Hapupu Reserve Restoration and Containment Strategy Hokotehi Moriori Trust Chatham Islands 49,913.00 The project will design and implement a containment strategy to arrest decline in the kopei grove at Hapupu (a national historic reserve), and then use the results of trials in remedial action in other kopi groves around the island. It will also result in a new Management Plan for the reserve and a restoration strategy for the reserve and kopi groves elsewhere on the island.
Schools Outdoors Hawke's Bay Environment Conservation and Outdoor Education Trust Hawke's Bay 8,500.00 ECOED believes the best time to educate students about the outdoors is when they are in the outdoors. The development of the Wilderness Education Base allows this to happen in an environment rich in natural resources. In partnership with Robyn McCool, DOC Napier, ECOED developed a teaching resource to assist teachers to develop meaningful outdoor/environmental education programmes.  
CCCC Restoration Project Clifton County Cricket Club Incorporated Hawke's Bay 50,130.00 Create an ecological stepping stone between existing adjacent vegetation and ecosystems (to take the overflow from the near by Cape Sanctuary and be a stepping stone for the proposed HB Regional Council "cape to city" project. Increase native lowland vegetation. Increase the diversity of aquatic habitats through re-establishing marginal and back-water wetlands along the stream channel. Maintain flood channel capacity by keeping larger trees and shrubs on the fenced upper terraces.
Cape Turnagain Pampas Eradication QEII National Trust Wairarapa 12,240.00 Cape Turnagain is a nationally significant site, on Tautane Station, with high botanical, ecological, scenic, cultural, historic and prehistoric values. Pampas has spread through the site threatening the botanical and ecological integrity of this site. The need for action was recognised by QEII National Trust in 2011 and a successful application was made to the Biodiversity Condition Fund for a three year project to instigate the eradication of this weed.
Places for Penguins The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Incorporated (Forest & Bird) Wellington Branch Wellington 23,893.00 To enhance the sustainability of Wellington's little blue penguin population by mitigating the effects of human presence and activity.
Pukaha Restoration Pukaha Mount Bruce Board Wairarapa 34,783.00 Seek funding to support the re introduction of North Island robin and kakariki over the next two years and to intensify the rat control programme in this area. 
Whangawehi Restoration Project Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Napier 41,739.00 Wanting to fence off the lower 3km of the Whangawehi Stream on Pongaroa Station 3km of new fence to build. Retire 20 ha of prime habitat for endangered native fish species and establish a minimum of 51,000 native trees over 3 yrs. Want to establish 20,000 native on two other properties, Taharoa Trust and Grandy Lake Forest of 2 winter periods. Provide a framework to encourge environmental education through a unique Mataurange maori programme run by local tangata whenua in partnership with Te Mahi School. Expand the scope of our community based water and fish monitoring programme by doubling out water and fish monitoring sessions.
Willow and weed removal on Manawatu river Loop at Foxton Save our River Trust Palmerston North 9,202.00 Wish to re-establish wetland areas and replace the dense river margin willows with bank stabilising native species such as giant flax and toe toe. Willows and other weed species must be removed first. 
Hapaitia te Ngutu Awa o Kuku Ohau / Revitalising the Kuku Ohau Estuary frontage Te Iwi o Ngati Tukorehe Trust Palmerston North 31,420.00 To actively enhance the 2.4ha entrance site adjacent to Kuku Ohau Estuary, with native plantings for fore dunes, the ephemeral stream wetland and back dune areas as phase one of a wider coastal buffering strategy.
Whareroa farm Ramaroa Wetland restoration 2014/15 DOC and Whareroa Guardians Community Trust Inc Wellington 24,091.00 The Trust aims to progressively retire and restore all waterways in the reserve. The first significant area of wetland  to be restored on Whareroa Farm Reserve and is the first stage of a proposed 4-5 ha wetland. Intend to plant 6000 plants for riparian and wetland restoration.
Waihirere Domain Conservation Project Tairawhiti Environment Centre Incorporated Gisborne 8,696.00 The Waihirere Conservation Group is a community collective that have come together with the specific aim of protecting the unique ecological space that is Waihirere Domain.
Kia Hoko-ora Ka Tchuna - Freshwater habitat protection and management for Rekohu Hokotehi Moriori Trust Chatham Islands 44,348.00 To monitor freshwater fisheries and to promote sustainable habitat management.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Eastern Te Matapuna Wetland Restoration Project Project Tongariro (formerly Tongariro Natural History Society) Turangi 181,173.00 To restore and maintain a representative range of wetland vegetation types in natural condition in Te Matapuna (south Lake Taupo wetland). To regenerate riparian kahikatea, ribbonwood forest along stream and river margins, and to advocate to adjoining landowners the significance and importance of conservation management in this environment. 
Whakatane Kiwi Project Whakatane Kiwi Trust Whakatane 137,218.00 Seeking funding for Whakatane Kiwi Trust operational costs for the continued management and growth of biodiversity projects in the Whakatane area. 
Management and enhancement of kokako at Kaharoa Conservation Area Kaharoa Kokako Trust (KKT) Rotorua 40,174.00 The KKT are seeking funding to assist with the ongoing management of kokako in the Kaharoa Conservation area enabling a kokako census and maintenance of a predator control programme. 
Restoration of the Otanewainuku Forest Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust Tauranga 310,436.00 Funding sought to move to a semi professional organisational model by employing a contractor to administer and manage the expansion of pest control and kiwi translocations. 
Hinehopu Wetland Restoration Te Tahuna Trust Rotorua 5,205.00 Restoration of mauri of Hinehopu Wetland through the removal of invasive plant species as outlined by BOPRC Biodiversity Management Plan.
Community and Kōkako Enhancement (C.A.K.E) Project Rotoehu Ecological Trust Rotorua 23,982.00 Rotoehu Ecological Trust is seeking funding to undertake a pest control operation in September 2014.
Upgrade of current legacy traps and kiwi fence enclosure infrastructure Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust Murupara 144,102.00 To upgrade current infrastructure relating to the management of the Kiwi Recovery Plan in the Puketukutuku area. The trust is looking to upgrade redundant Fenn technology traps to modern DOC200 double traps increasing efficiency and effectiveness, and also to replace the netting on the enclosure fence to ensure that Kiwi numbers continue to grow.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Re-establishing great spotted kiwi in the Flora catchment of Kahurangi Park Friends of Flora Motueka 34,835.00 Re-establishing a sustainable population of great kiwi in the Flora catchment. Monitoring the dispersal and breeding activity of the translocated kiwi.
Battle of the Banded Rail Tasman Environmental Trust and Waimea Inlet Forum Nelson 43,900.00 To increase numbers of branded rail and other shy margin dwelling birds, on the margins of Waimea Inlet. 
Project Coordinator Hutton's Shearwater Charitable Trust Kaikoura 39,130.00 To appoint a project coordinator to assist/guide the Hutton's Shearwater Trust in achieving its strategy based conservation goals. The extra assistance will alleviate some of the burden on the trustees to ensure sustainability of the organisation moving forward.
Mokihinui-Lyell Area Predator Control Programme Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Westport 91,095.00 To establish a predator control programme in the South Branch of the Mokihinui River catchment. The programme will primarily focus on stoat and goat control in areas of high density of blue duck. This will complement DOC and Tbfree NZ's plans of an aerial 1080 drop during Sept/Oct 2014 targeting rats and possums. 
CVNZ Coastal Amenities Engagement Programme Conservation Volunteers New Zealand Westport 169,899.00 To conserve, protect and promote biodiversity values of four significant coastal sites while providing low impact recreational and interpretive access to the locations. The project will develop a sustainable model of community environmental custodianship. 
Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project Incorporation Kaiawhina o te Wahapuu Karamea Westport 2,733.00 Preserve, enhance and promote the historic and natural values of the Karamea Estuary on DOC land. The project will provide educational opportunities and active involvement for members of the local community. 
Control of Hakea salicifolia on D'Urville island Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust Nelson 24,145.00 Control the spread of willow-leaved hakea over about 4ha of private land on D'Urville Island. 
Robin Restoration Project Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust Picton 54,557.00 Funding to purchase 100 Good Nature self resetting traps as well as covering the costs of the labour component for the initial installation of the new traps and redeployment of existing traps. 
Tawaki / Fiordland Crested Penguin Conservation Management Predator Control - Stage One West Coast Penguin Trust Fox Glacier 51,346.00 For camera monitoring of Tawaki nests over a three year period to determine the need for and type of predator control required to protect nesting colonies of Tawaki on Jackson Head, Haast (public land).
Tieke translocation - Adele Island Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust Motueka 6,391.00 Supporting the associated costs in translocating Tieke from Motuara Island in the Queen Charlotte Sound to the predator free Adele Island. 
Wilding conifer control in Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust Motueka 45,623.00 To undertake wilding conifer control on public land in the Abel Tasman National Park and the Boundary Bay Scenic Reserve, to complete the Trust's four year wilding conifer control programme as per its management strategy. 
Kelly's Restoration Bush Lindy Kelly Nelson 14,348.00 Preserve the original piece of primary forest on private land and to replant the areas below it and make this available for the public to enjoy.
Predator control and biodiversity monitoring Cobb Valley, Kahurangi National Park Friends of Cobb Takaka 12,909.00 Funding to continue with the predator control and biodiversity monitoring programme taking place in the Cobb Valley that began in 2006. Funding will go towards replacement traps and the associated costs servicing existing ones. 
Roaring Meg Predator Paparoa Wildlife Trust Greymouth 33,913.00 To establish and maintain an infrastructure of 670 predator control traps across 3617ha of public land, the Roaring Meg Ecological Area. 
Brook Sanctuary development and regional collaboration Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Nelson 187,826.00 Developing a 700ha+ pest free sanctuary for wildlife close to Nelson City. Funding of this proposal will allow the Trust to complete the key stages of sanctuary development by constructing a pest proof fence and eradicating all pests and mammals within it, then following this up with species re-introductions.
The eco-restoration of Uri O Te Wai (Bishop Peninsula), Delaware Bay, Nelson. Phase 2 the eradication of rodents (rats and mice) The Proprietors of Wakapuaka 1B Block Nelson 38,270.00 To eradicate rats and mice through a non toxin rolling trapping programme. This will involve an intensive trapping grid at the base of the peninsula with the front line sequentially extended forward until the western end is reached.
Kill Devil Re-mediation Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club Takaka 53,478.00 To improve the Kill Devil Track from Uruwhenua to Skeet Creek, recreating the track so that it is more accessible to the wider range of users
Rainy Creek Ecological Restoration programme West Coast Branch of Forest and Bird Westport 35,018.00 Establish routes for accessing Rainy Creek along previous pest control lines where possible and establish predator control for rats and stoats and possums in Rainy Creek catchment. Maintain predator control, establish monitors of ecosystem health in Rainy Creek with birds and specific key plant surveys, establish wasp control where possible. Year 3 extend the network of traps, bait stations and wasp control and continue to monitor and record data as the area being covered increases in size.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Securing the capacity to transform: The next 25 years of yellow-eyed penguin conservation Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust Dunedin 173,914.00 To continue the evolution from the once volunteer based organisation to become a fully professional environmental NGO to lead yellow-eyed penguin conservation in New Zealand. This will be done firstly over the next three years and then into the next 25 years.  
Willow control in the Upper Rangitata Catchment Upper Rangitata Gorge Landcare Group (Incorporated) Geraldine 39,130.00 For a weed control programme targeted at eradicating Grey and Crack willow that is becoming an increasing threat to the braided river habitat in the Upper Rangitata. The willows trap silt and stabilise naturally dynamic water channels impeding the flow of gravel, that is critical to the braided nature of the Rangitata. 
Arrowtown Gaol Restoration Project Wakatipu Heritage Trust Queenstown 65,218.00 To restore Arrowtown's Historic Goldfields Stone Gaol which was built in 1875.
Mokomoko Dryland Sanctuary Central Otago Ecological Trust Alexandra 127,654.00 Working at returning locally-extinct and nationally "critically endangered" native lizards to a part of the Alexandra basin where they once thrived. 
Towards a pest free Peninsula: Stage 5 possum mop up operation in sector 4 Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group Dunedin 118,395.00 Conducting a mop-up operation of remaining possums in Otago Pennisula sector 4 south following on from the initial knock-down operation completed July 2013. 
Pleasant Valley QEII National Trust Geraldine 14,000.00 To control sycamore trees in four QEII covenants owned by two landowners along Pleasant Valley Road.  
Southland wetland and peatland restoration QEII National Trust Invercargill 58,811.00 The project aims to restore eleven peatlands and wetlands as part of a wider Southland wetlands restoration project.  
Waianakarua river mouth wetlands development Herbert Heritage Group Dunedin 7,863.00 Encourage new growth and restoration of native plants and natural grasses in the area. Enhance the natural habitat of native fish and improve the hatchery. Provide a sanctuary for bird life.  
Waikerikeri Woody Weed Control QEII National Trust Alexandra 4,030.00 Follow up herbicide treament of hawthorn, elder, sweet briar and wild currant following intial broad scale spraying in January 2009 funded by the Biodiversity Condition Fund.
Wairaurahiri Jet Joyce Kolk and Johan Groters Te Anau 28,522.00 Replace old steel 150 DOC traps with stainless steel ones, on the Wairaurahiri River, South coast track and Hump ridge track. Extend the South coast trap line with 40 new traps and boxes in the 8kms from Camp Creek to the junction of the Hump Ridge track.  
Expanding the indigenous habitats for forest and wetland bird populations in the East Otago landscape Landscape Connections Trust Dunedin 45,969.00 The development of a community-led vision and management plan for the restoration and enhancement of the East Otago landscape.  
Upper Waimakariri wilding tree control (Stage 8) Waimakariri Landscape & Ecological Restoration Alliance Incorporated (WELRA) Christchurch 268,696.00 WELRA is a community driven incorporated society which brings together all the parties interested in wilding tree control in the Upper Waimakariri Basin.  
Bushy Point Restoration Project Otatara Landcare Group Invercargill 69,440.00 Bushy Point Restoration Project is a community led project on DOC land which combines restoration planting with eco-sourced native plants, animal pets trapping and poisoning, public walkways, self-guided walks, interpretation signs, educational opportunities and recreational opportunities.
Omaui Ecosystem Restoration Project Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust Invercargill 76,857.00 Mustelid, possum, and rat control in the DOC Scenic Reserve and Invercargill City Council Reserve. The objective is to create an environment where native species are thriving rather than surviving.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary Biodiversity Restoration Project Orokonui Ecosanctuary Dunedin 242,419.00 To manage, maintain and restore Orokonui Ecosanctuary with its 5 programmes; Weed Control, Revegetation, Pest Monitoring and Control, Biodiversity Reintroductions and Fence Monitoring and Maintenance. 
BPCT - Wildside Program Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust Christchurch 108,189.00 The Wildside Project is a collaborative project between the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust (BPCT), landowners and the Josef Langer Charitable Trust, Christchurch City Council, Department of Conservation, and Environment Canterbury for the protection of special biodiversity on the south-eastern bays of Banks Peninsula.  
Kepler - Kids Restore the Kepler Fiordland Conservation Trust Queenstown 39,129.00 There are essentially 2 parts to the kids restore to kepler project: Restoration and perservation of birds by eradication of pests. Implementing part 1 into existing Kids Restore the Kepler education programme.
Lower Hollyford 1080 buffer operation Hollyford Conservation Trust - Te Roopu Manaaki o Whakatipu Kotuku Queenstown 86,957.00 Ecosystem restoration of 2400 hectares of lowland flats in the Lower Hollyford Valley/Martins Bay area of Fiordland National Park. Application for 1080 aerial drop in the "buffer area" of 18,000ha from Pyke Confluence north to Martins Bay, south to the Kaipo River and north to the McKenzie Creek at Big Bay.
West Matukituki Valley Native Species Recovery and Predator Control Matukituki Charitable Trust Wanaka 98,235.00 The plan is devised with a view to creating a predator free enviroment that is conducive to the recovery of remnant, populations of rock wren, kea, kaka, whio, bush robin, yellow-crowned kakariki, long tailed bat, several species of lizard, and native mistletoes. 
Wakatipu Reforestation Trust Coordinator Wakatipu Reforestation Trust Queenstown  22,435.00  Growing the native vegetation restoration work in the Wakatipu Basin through engagement with community groups.
Project nameApplicant name DOC officeAmount funded (excluding GST)Outline
Predator Free New Zealand Predator Free New Zealand Multi-region 500,000.00 To create and enhance connectivity and knowledge sharing between existing predator control efforts around New Zealand. To stimulate national interest in predator control through community mobilisation and targeted media coverage. To sustain this communication effort by implementing and supporting a national education programme.
Seabird Safe Recreational Fishing Workshops Southern Seabird Solutions Trust Multi-region 90,050.00 Build and support a group of seabird champions within the professional arm of the recreational fishing. Part 2 Create hubs of seabird smart recreational fishing communities. Part 3 Reach the broader recreational fishing communities. Part 4 Build a network of seabird smart fishing sponsors to maintain the promotional programme.
Transforming community restoration groups into citizen scientists for smarter conservation NZ Bio-Recording Network Trust (operators of Nature Watch NZ) Multi-region 34,783.00 A pilot project that consists of a workshops to engage community groups/volunteers in monitoring activities and teach volunteers how to record their own biological observations with a level of rigour that allows them to be used to monitor conservation outcomes and contribute to management decisions. 
Increasing Kiwis for Kiwi's capacity to support kiwi conservation projects The Kiwi Trust (t/a Kiwis for kiwi) Multi-region 647,307.00 To increase capacity to support kiwi conservation projects via the provision of contracted expertise in the roles National Mentor for Advocacy, Kaitautoko Kaupapa Kiwi and Northland Regional Kiwi Coordination. To increase Kiwis for kiwi's ability to be financially sustaining in future through services provided by a Funding Development Manager.
Maintaining and enhancing back country recreation assets for all New Zealanders Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Inc / New Zealand Deestalkers' Association Incorporated Society / Trail Fund New Zealand Incorporated Multi-region 608,696.00 To maintain and enhance back country facilities to  attract a wider range of users and increase use while ensuring the backcountry network is available now and for future generations. In five years the Consortium membership aims to maintain up to 20 percent of the backcountry network. 
a) Development and delivery of the strategic plan for kea conservation b) Development of a kea community conflict response plan Kea Conservation Trust Multi-region 80,160.00 Seeking funding for a) a project coordinator for the development and delivery of the strategic plan for kea conservation, and b) a project coordinator for the development of a kea - community conflict response plan.
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